At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Carer with some cooking Central London

A carer with cooking skills is required in a residential capacity to work as part of a team based in Central London, to help care for an elderly lady.  There are three other carers who work on a rota basis.

Must have caring experience and be able to administer medication, check when medication is running low and to arrange Dr’s appointments and assist other carers. Help with bathing etc.,

The principal likes good food so the applicant must be able to cook light delightful meals with low salt content.

There is a night time carer.

Own room and bathroom, to start asap.

£600 per week

Residential cook/hk – Mayfair London

An opportunity for a good cook/hk has arisen to work for a family of five based in Mayfair.

A good cook is a must, the family are Asian and vegetarian, so someone with a good knowledge of vegetarian recipes and awareness of gluten are essential.

The family comprises of two adults and three young children, so the candidate must be child friendly, there are other staff employed including nannies.

The applicant would be in charge of the kitchen, doing the shopping, cooking and cleaning up after they have cooked.

A five and a half day week, weekends expected to work with one and a half days off during the week.

Own bedroom and bathroom provided. To start asap.

£600 net per week

Daily cook/housekeeper

A good cook is required for a family of five based in St Johns Wood to start end of August.

The family require a good standard of cooking for the family, which consist of two adults and two teenage children and one under ten years, all of whom are at school, and like to have tea on their return which would be 4pm for one boy and 5pm for the other two.  The family are Italian and enjoy Mediterranean style food.

There would also be housekeeping duties which would be shared with another member of staff.

Hours of work from 3pm to 8.30pm  a car driver would be preferred.

Excellent salary


A nanny required for a family based in Knightsbridge, London, there are three children, the youngest is 10 months, other staff are employed.

Nanny required to take care of the baby mainly, it is a five and a half day week, they are an Asian family and the maternity nurse has just left.

All necessary nanny duties required, to start asap.

£650 net per week


My client is seeking a candidate to fill their vacancy for a live in cook/housekeeper.  The candidate would should be able to prepare delightful healthy Mediterranean meals for the family of five, which comprises of two adults and three children.  The elder two are teenage and the younger one under ten years old.

The family are Italian and reside in Swiss Cottage London, but also have a country home in the Cotswolds, where the applicant would be asked to join them on occasions. (Some school holidays or occasional weekend)

A driver would be preferred as it would be helpful if you could take one child to school in the mornings.

Good laundry skills would be a must and be able to organise the principals wardrobe, and general house keeping duties.  This could also be a live out post.

The client is happy to outsource certain duties, i.e. if the applicant is a good cook and housekeeper, and would prefer not to undertake the laundry and wardrobe management, they would get extra help, or the other way round if the candidate was good on laundry and housekeeping, extra help for cooking would be brought in.

The hours would be 7.30 to 7pm

To start at the end of August.

Accommodation comprises of  a self contained  apartment, two days off per week.

£600.00 net per week

Housekeeper/Cook, Mayfair London (live out)


An opportunity has arisen for an opportunity to work for an old INHOUSE client who are really delightful.

A live out housekeeper/cook required to work for a couple based in Mayfair.

This is a five and a half day week, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m and Saturday 8 a.m to 1p.m.

The principals would also require the candidate to be prepared to travel with them for three weeks in July and two weeks in August to Cannes, (this year) where it would be a live in role.

The principals reside on a one floor apartment in Mayfair. they require an excellent housekeeper who can run the house without instruction, good at laundry and a keen eye for detail.

They require breakfast but are out for most of the day and often eat out for dinner.  Most of the time it would be just cooking for two, however when their adult children visit you would be required to cater for the family which could be for six.

They enjoy healthy vegetarian cuisine.

The principals travel a lot so there is a lot of down time.

£40k per annum


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